presser

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

press (verb) +‎ -er (agent -er)

Noun[edit]

presser (plural pressers)

  1. A person or device that presses or squeezes.
    Visiting a traditional vineyard, we watched the grape pressers treading the grapes underfoot.
    • 1977, Billboard (volume 89, number 46)
      That's the name of the people who make the polystyrene compound used by pressers of records that don't warp.
  2. A member of a press-gang, who forces others into service.
    • 2012, Sophia Kingshill, ‎The Estate of Jennifer Westwood, The Fabled Coast
      Overnight, North Shields was cordoned off by soldiers while the pressers descended in force, and left with a haul of more than two hundred and fifty men, including sailors, mechanics, and every kind of labourer.
  3. A person or device that removes wrinkles, usually from clothing.
    • 1950, Carl Jonas, Snowslide (page 142)
      He saw the man who did the cleaning and pressing for the hotel, a man whom he had always seen before in the gloom of the pressing shop sweating over a steam presser.

Etymology 2[edit]

press (press release/press conference) +‎ -er (Variety -er)

Noun[edit]

presser (plural pressers)

  1. (media, informal) A press release.
  2. (media, informal) A press conference or press briefing.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin pressāre, present active infinitive of pressō, frequentative of premō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʁɛ.se/, /pʁe.se/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

presser

  1. (transitive) to urge
  2. (transitive) to squeeze, to squash
  3. (transitive) to hurry, to hurry up
  4. (reflexive) to hurry up
  5. (reflexive) to press against each other, to flock

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

presser m or f

  1. indefinite plural of presse

Verb[edit]

presser

  1. present tense of presse

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

presser f

  1. indefinite plural of presse